I’ve shared my recent discovery of The Butcher’s Daughter restaurant here in LA. They have great food, but what I really love is their watermelon juice. It’s so good that I’ve been non stop craving watermelon juice this summer, which is actually fine because it is SO EASY to make. And this super simple recipe is my delicious homemade answer to all I could ever want in a summer drink…
I served watermelon juice (just blended watermelon) with sparkling water a few weeks ago and while it was refreshing, it wasn’t as satisfying as I wanted it to be. IZZE inspired me to celebrate National Watermelon Day (tomorrow – August 3rd) with their Organic Raspberry Watermelon Sparkling Water and I knew just how I wanted to celebrate. I combined the watermelon juice with the very slightly sweetened sparkling water and fizzy perfection transpired in the kitchen. My watermelon drink (a mocktail of sorts) was even better than I imagined and now I’m so excited to have such an easy drink to sip on in this summer heat. I shared the drink on Snapchat and I had immediate responses from my followers asking when the recipe would be available. Luckily it’s so easy, I can make enough for everybody!
Watermelon Drink Recipe
While some fruits require special machinery to juice them, making watermelon juice couldn’t be easier. All you have to do in put cut up watermelon in a food processor or blender. It always gets juicier than I think, so be sure to allow for lots of liquid! Once you have the watermelon juice, you can make any kind of watermelon drink recipe you like. I’m a big fan of drinking it straight or with a twist of lime (I seriously don’t know how something so simple can taste so good), but it’s really sublime with the flavored IZZE sparkling water!!
WATERMELON RASPBERRY FIZZ
If you've never had watermelon juice, then I think you're about to fall in love. Part of the juice craze has led me to try some fruit juices that I would never have previously considered. Possibly my favorite is watermelon juice, which is blended watermelon. It's so refreshing and GREAT with a splash of fizz and a twist of lime!
- 1/4 small watermelon, chilled
- 2-12 oz. bottles IZZE Raspberry Watermelon Sparkling Water, chilled
- raspberries + mint leaves to garnish
- Remove rind from watermelon and cut into 1-inch pieces.
- Place watermelon into food processor or blender in batches. Blend until liquid.
- Chill watermelon juice immediately if making ahead of time.*
- Pour 3/4 Cup watermelon juice into each serving glass. Top with 1/2 bottle IZZE Raspberry Watermelon Sparkling Water.**
- Garnish with raspberries + mint leaves.
*Chill watermelon beforehand if planning to serve immediately.
**If making ahead of time, just stir watermelon juice if separation begin to occur.
Make this recipe? I'd love to see how it turned out. Tag me @LMinthekitchen on Instagram and use #LMrecipes, so I can see your creation! xo
Thank you to IZZE for partnering on the post. And thank you for supporting all Luci’s Morsels Collaborations.